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Recommended Publications


Out in Front

By Witold "Lanny" Lanowski

Decorated Polish fighter pilot Witold ‘Lanny’ Lanowski tells his remarkable Second World War story beginning with his dramatic escape from Nazi aggression in Poland, fighting with the reformed Polish Air Force in France, and eventually arriving in England to combat the Luftwaffe. On completion of his tour he joins the United States Army Air Forces and the 56th Fighter Group, ‘Zemke’s Wolfpack’, flying the P47 Thunderbolt, the ‘Jug’, escorting the heavy bombers over hostile territory. In addition to flying as wingman to two of the top scoring aces he also commands the Polish Flight, formed of fellow countrymen who utilise their hard won experience to teach new pilots combat skills.

Lanny's exploits have become legendary, as has his rebellious nature. His memoir, supported by previously unpublished photographs, recounts an extraordinary personal journey within the life or death context of the European air war

Published by Fighting High and on the shelves now! RRP £25.


Greeks in Foreigh Cockpits (Vol. 1)
The life and career of Hellenic parentage fighter pilots in service with the USAAF and RAF 1940-1945

By Demetrius Vassilopoulos, Kyriako’s Paloulian and George Chalkiadopoulos

Although the main text of the book is in Greek, English translations are given to all captions; so with some 435 photos, 48 profiles, 15 paintings plus victories tables, language should present little difficulties to English readers. This volume details the military careers of ten Greek parentage pilots who, for the most part, are previously unknown or overlooked by historians. The authors intend to produce further volumes to cover all such pilots.

Published by Eagle Aviation and available shortly via their web site:
Eagle Aviation

Unit History

Our Might Always
The 355th Fighter Group in World War II

By James William (Bill) Marshall

Bill's long out of print "Angels Bulldogs and Dragons" has now been completely revised and updated and this volume (No 1 of 2) covers the 355th FG in WW2. Volume 2 will continue the Group's history through Korea and Vietnam up to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book is in Combat Diary format and narrates the actions of the 355th, including historical notes of interest regarding other US and Luftwaffe Fighter Groups in action with the 355th FG.

The book has 560 pages and includes some 700 photos, 50 colour profiles and multiple statistical tables, including 8th FC victory credits and all types of losses by aircraft flown. A statistical summary of US ETO fighter victory credits (8th and 9th AF) by quarter, by type of aircraft from 1942 to VE-Day; day by day victory credits for 355th FG and 2nd Scout Force by pilot, type of LW aircraft and location. There is also a near complete table of all aircraft squadron codes and serial numbers of the 355th FG/Scout Force P-47s and P-51s; a complete pilot roster; list of Aces, (air and ground) plus appendices containing a variety of informational narratives and histories, as well as an introduction into the operations of the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing battling over North Vietnam."

Currently available on pre-order from Amazon with expected order fulfilment in late May to early June.

Documentary DVD

Nose Art and Pin Ups

Produced by Gail Downey.

A subject very dear to the heart and ethos of this web site is covered in a new DVD by Gail Downey. Nose Art and Pin Ups have a central role to play in the study of the Army Air Forces of WW2 and the 8th AF in particular. Previously screened by the BBC in August 2012, this DVD runs for 95 minutes and has three additional extra feature "shorts" totaling 25 minutes. Of particular interest to visitors to this site is the interview with Don Allen, a Crew Chief of the 4th FG and the artist responsible for some of the finest artwork to grace the P-47s and P-51s of the Mighty Eighth. At long last, the contribution made to boosting the morale of the aircrews by the multitude of talented artists is now recognised in a documentary film.

Currently available from Amazon USA in NTSC format and priced at $25 or Amazon UK in PAL format at £15.99


George Preddy - Top Mustang Ace

By Joe Noah and Samuel L Sox Jr.

This biography of Major George E. Preddy, Jr. who became the leading active ace in the European Theater of Operations during World War II is now available via Amazon in eBook edition, currently priced at $5.12. When he was killed on Christmas Day 1944 by Allied ground fire, he was the top P-51 Mustang ace of all time, with 27 aerial and five ground victories. George's younger brother, Bill, was killed on April 17, 1945 while strafing an enemy aerodrome near Prague. A chapter is devoted to his short career in which he claimed two aerial victories with the 339th Fighter Group. Written by their cousin Joe Noah, along with 352nd FG photo archivist Sam Sox, this book should be on every 8th Air Force fan's reading list.

Currently available from Amazon as an eBook Kindle edition.

Unit History

VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" Part 2: Early US Navy Corsair units: VF-17's Second Tour.

By Adam Jarski and Zbigniew Kolacha.

The second volume of VF-17 and due to be available within the next few weeks. Please check back for further details and scan of the decal sheet included or check the A J web site at:

Unit History

VF-17 "Jolly Rogers" Part 1: Early US Navy Corsair units: VF-12 and VF-17 First Tour.

By Adam Jarski and Zbigniew Kolacha.

Continuing with the "Fighting Units in Colour" series from A J Publications, number three deals with the early Vought F4U Corsair units and in particular, the first tour of VF-17. This is a two part volume with number four in the series dealing with VF-17's second tour. Of great interest to modelers and historians alike is the contention that the red surround to the national insignia on these early Corsairs is in fact a myth and puts forward evidence to back up this claim. No doubt much argument will arise concerning this and if for no other reason, possession of these two volumes should be considered essential. Please see the A J web site for additional details:

Reference Book

Polish Mustang Units: Polish Wing HQs and Nos. 303, 306, 309, 315 and 316 Squadrons in Britain.

By Wojtek Matusiak and Zbigniew Kolacha.

Following on from the first publication in this series, the 506th Fighter Group on Iwo Jima, reviewed below, number two presents a look at the Polish P-51 squadrons within the RAF. Once again the 64 pages are copiously illustrated with excellent photographs which compliment the equally excellent artwork of Zbigniew Kolacha. Again, a decal sheet is included with 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scales being representes. An illustartion of the sheet in this volume is shown on the left. As previously, currently available direct from the publisher, or possible at a lesser price where there is a distributor in your home country. For details check the A-J Press web site at:

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Profile Hangar No.1

By Thierry Dekker.

The first edition of what promises to be an interesting series of publications. Featuring the outstanding profile artwork of Thierry Dekker, this 64 page book concentrates on two "themes". Firstly the depiction of the American Indian on various aircraft and of particular interest to 8th AF fans will be "Yakima Chief", "The Flying Ute", Chief Wahoo, "Lonesome Polecat" and naturally enough the two versions of Frank Klibbe's "Little Chief". The second "theme" is an attempt to depict all the known aircraft in a particular unit and in this instance, the unit chosen is the 19th FS on Saipan, with their P-47s. I particularly like this idea and look forward to seeing it extended to include other units, hopefully within VIII Fighter Command! Further details and purchase information can be found on-line at:




The Last Dragon Of Steeple Morden

By John J Kevil Jr.

The Last Dragon of Steeple Morden is the incredible story of 357th FS ace Bill Cullerton and his survival after being shot down, deep behind German lines, in the apocalyptic twilight of the war. Shot with his own sidearm amd left for dead by an SS officer, what happens over the subsequent two weeks tests the young pilot's resolve to survive and affirms mankind's propensity for severe brutality as well as its overwhelming capacity for compassion in the face of death. One of the most fantastic aspects of this story is that it is all true.

Currently available from Amazon in hard cover, soft cover and eBook formats.

Historical Account

Steeple Morden Signals
The Story of the 1066 Signal Company

By Les Radtke Edited by Ken Wells

For some reason, editor Ken Wells has seen fit to give me a credit in the acknowledgements in this book although I cannot think what I have done to deserve it. Having said that though, I am very pleased to be associated with this particular work because it deals with an aspect of service life that we rarely get the chance to appreciate. The published works dealing with the 8th Air Force invariably deal with the air battles and the pilot's stories. This on the other hand gives a fascinating insight into what life was like for the OR's. Les Radtke gives a very lucid and interesting account of what it was like to be inducted into the army, go through the selection procedures and so on to training in order to be able to send and receive morse at a minimum of 20 words per minute. He goes on to paint a terrific picture of life at Steeple Morden and the surrounding area and interaction with the locals. The 355th FG of course were one of the units to go on occupation duty in Germany and Les is also able to give an insight into that aspect as well. The book is available from East Anglia Books and well worth the asking price of £6.


Bedpan Commando

By June Wandrey

A change from the usual aviation related recommendations on this site, this book tells the day-to-day experiences of a combat nurse. Not a catalogue of injuries and harrowing personal tragedies as you might think, but a revealing description of just what life was like for the unsung but vital medical units which, in June Wandry's case, followed the front line from North Africa to Sicily, Italy, Southern France and on into Germany; finally ending up nursing the survivors at Dachau. A very enjoyable read and featured on the History Channel series "World War III in HD". Available directly from June's daughter Gail at for $23 plus shipping.


Fogg In The Cockpit

By Richard and Janet Fogg

Known by railroad enthusiasts as one of the foremost American Railroad Artists, Howard Fogg created some twelve hundred paintings. He also served his country as a fighter pilot, completing seventy-six missions with the 359th Fighter Group out of East Wretham. Fortunately for us, Howard kept a diary of his time in the service and this book presents that diary in its entirety, plus supplementary material and illustrations gathered by the authors. For an insight into the daily life of a front-line fighter pilot of the 8th this book is highly recommended. The book is featured by the Military Book Club and Little Friends is honoured to have been able to provide the authors with information relating to the missions flown by Capt. Fogg. Now available at Amazon US and Amazon UK

Reference Book

Thunderbolts of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force (March 1944 - May 1945)

By Tomasz Szlagor

Following on from number 15 in the Kagero publications' Air Battles series the latest addition, number 17, completes the story of the P-47 in the ETO by continuing the narrative from March 1944 up to the end of hostilities in Europe. Of necessity, the text has to concentrate on the earlier period of operations as by war's end, only the 56th FG were still flying P-47s, the 78th having converted to P-51s at the end of December 1944. As has now come to be expected in this series, the content is well researched and the colour artwork outstanding. In this instance it is nice to see that the profile of Russ Kyler's P-47M Lorene is by far the most accurate representation of this aircraft. As previously, copies can be obtained direct from the publishers at their web site or most specialist book sellers, easily found with a "google" search.

Unit History

506th Fighter Group
The History of 506th Fighter Group, Iwo Jima 1945

By Robert J Grant , Zbigniew Kolacha

Getting away from the 8th and 9th Air Forces which tend to dominate this section, the 20th Air Force finally gets an airing in this new book from Polish publishers A-J Press. The 506th Fighter Group is the first in a series entitled "Fighting Units in Colour" and is an absolute must for all P-51 fans. Author Robert Grant covers the very long range missions flown by this outfit out of Iwo Jima, escorting the B-29s over Japan. The text plus the accompanying illustrations and captions give excellent coverage with information for both historians and modelers alike. Artwork by Zbigniew Kolacha is outstanding, and examples by this artist can be found amongst the galleries of this site. The sixty page format of this series packs in information and illustrations in a most impressive manner and is well worth its asking price, particularly as it includes a free decal sheet for five of the featured Mustangs, in 1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd scales. Currently available at Euros 20.70 direct from the publisher, or possible at a lesser price where there is a distributor in your home country. For details check the A-J Press web site at:

Reference Book

Thunderbolts of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force (March 1943 - February 1944)

By Tomasz Szlagor

Number 15 in the Kagero publications "Air Battles" series and a welcome return to an 8th Air Force subject. This volume follows the now familiar format of well researched text accompanied by carefully chosen illustrations, plus of course the excellent artwork of the colour profiles. This volume recounts the introduction of the P-47 into the ETO and the initial problems encountered in combating the more agile fighters of the Luftwaffe, until tactics were developed to take advantage of the Thunderbolt's plus points along with improvements such as water injection and the "paddle-blade propeller As previously, copies can be obtained direct from the publishers at their web site or most specialist book sellers, easily found with a "google" search.

Historical Account

Courtesies of the Heart

By Kenneth Breaux

This heart-warming narrative by Ken Breaux recounts the search, discovery, recovery and return home of Lt. William M Lewis Jr of the 55th FG. Listed as MIA on 11 September 1944 Lt. Lewis was finally laid to rest in his native Tulsa,OK soil after being "missing" for fifty-eight years. This account describes how many unconnected people in different countries each had a part to play in helping return a fallen warrior to his family. Little Friends web site is proud to have been one of the references used by the author at the outset of his investigation. Available from the publishers Trafford Publishing. For more information see:

Reference Book

Battle Colors (Vol. 2)

8th Fighter Command Markings 1943 - 1945

By Robert Watkins

Following the success of Volume 1 covering the "Big Friends", Robert Watkins has now continued his series of "Battle Colors" with the second volume which covers the "Little Friends" that this site is dedicated to. With Bob's outstanding artwork being the mainstay of this series, I look forward to the publication of this volume with great anticipation. Currently at the printers, further details will be posted here when they become available.

Unit History

Spitfires and Yellow Tail Mustangs

The 52nd Fighter Group in World War 2

By Tom Ivie and Paul Ludwig

I have always felt guilty about not including the early 8th units on site, but decided against due to the scant information available. The 52nd Fighter Group was one of these units, assigned to the 8th in June 1942 but rapidly moved to North Africa to become part of the 12th and then moving up through Italy as part of the 15th Air Force. The 8th heritage being that they carried the same code letters that were subsequently re-issued to the 4th FG. The well written narrative aside, this book is a complete joy to the eyes as it's 176 pages are well filled with an excellent choice of photos of reverse lend-lease Spitfires and then Mustangs in the later chapters. The two most aesthetically pleasing fighters of the war in one volume. Also included are 25 plus colour profiles of the unit's a/c.

Is there no criticism of this publication? Well yes - my usual gripe that this profile artist continues the error of most others by persisting in drawing in the nonexistent aerial wires on the P-51s even when the matching photos alongside clearly show their absence! A minor point and only picked up on by "anoraks" like me. Don't even think about letting this put you off though, as this is a "must have" for the collection of anyone interested in unit histories. Published price is £29.95 but currently available at the bargain price of £20.96 from Amazon.

Unit History

Angels Bulldogs & Dragons

The 355th Fighter Group in World War II

By Bill Marshall

I had thought that as this excellent book on the 355th Fighter Group was long out of print, the only way of obtaining a copy was via the second-hand market. I was pleasantly surprised to hear therefore that author Bill Marshall still has some copies in his possession for retail sale. This is the only book available on the 355th that gives full mission details as well as claim and loss listings. If you do not have one of these, I recommend that you snap one up whilst Bill still has some available, as it is very unlikely that there will ever be a reprint. Bill can be contacted at to talk about price and shipping costs.

Unit History

The 479th Fighter Group In World War II

In Action over Europe with the P-38 and P-51

By Terry A Fairfield

For those of us not fortunate enough to own a copy of the original unit history published at the end of the war, this book by Terry Fairfield fills a huge void in 8th Fighter Command unit histories and is something that I have been looking forward to for quite some time. I am pleased to announce that the 6 year wait for its publication has been worthwhile and at last the 479th has a published history that adequately reflects that unit's efforts. In the usual Schiffer format, with over 600 B&W photos crammed into its 368 pages, plus colour profiles, this particular book will keep me busy for months ahead. Priced at $69.95 direct from the publisher or normal Schiffer stockists.

Unit History

To War With The Yoxford Boys

The Complete Story of the 357th Fighter Group

By Merle C Olmsted

After what could be considered as several false starts, the 357th Fighter Group have at last been commemorated with a unit history befiting their status as one of 8th Fighter Command's premier units. Association historian Merle Olmstead has gathered together within its 375 pages, over 500 b&w photos plus colour profiles and photos of both WW2 vintage, as well as current "war-birds" in 357th markings. This book is obtainable direct from the publisher, Eagle Editions, in both the standard volume as illustrated at $64.95 as well as a leather-bound edition, limited to 357 copies and signed by the 13 aces still living at the time of publication. The limited edition goes for $245 per copy. Orders can be made on-line at:

Unit History

Little Friends

The 361st Fighter Group in WW2

By Steve Gotts

This pictorial history of the 361st FG has been out of print for quite some time, which is unfortunate because it contains an excellent collection of 361st FG photographs with very informative captions. Joe Ormond has had this book reprinted due to demand from collectors and informs me that there are still a few copies available. You would be well advised to obtain a copy of this profusely illustrated book whilst the opportunity still exists as it is highly unlikely that any future reprints will ever be made. For details on price and postage costs, contact Joe at: Hyperlink removed from this email address due to spam problems.

Reference Book

Battle Colors (Vol. 1)

8th Bomber Command Markings 1943 - 1945

By Robert Watkins

Just for a change, a look at the "Big Friends" which tend to get overlooked on a site dedicated to the "Little Friends". Due in March 2004 from Schiffer publications is this new title covering the unit markings, including logos, of all 48 of the Mighty 8th's Bomb Groups. For the first time, all information concerning this intriguing and fascinating aspect of wartime heraldry and markings is contained in a single reference volume. Also included are organisational flow charts that show the actual battle order. Over 500 high quality colour illustrations by the author help make this an indispensable addition to any 8th Air Force fan's bookshelf. Volume 2 covering the Fighter Units is eagerly awaited. For an example of the artwork quality, check out the 21st Pursuit Squadron insignia on the 352nd FG gallery.


An Ace of the Eighth

An American Fighter Pilot's Air war In Europe

By Norman J "Bud" Fortier

Bud Fortier arrived at Steeple Morden with the original cadre of the 355th FG's 354th FS and ended up leading their last operational sortie of the war. This is just about the best "pilot-biography" that I have read. It is thoroughly readable and highly enjoyable, giving not only a vivid description of the missions but also an insight on what life was like on a typical air base. For some strange reason, Amazon appear to be almost giving this title away at the moment at a very reasonable price - take advantage of it and get yourself a copy of a really good book. The only adverse comment I have to make is that the publisher, for reasons best known to himself, has chosen a painting of 9th Air Force P-47s to grace the cover rather than some from the 354th FS but I guess that we can't have everything!

Unit History

Steeple Morden Strafers

355th Fighter Group 1943 - 1945

By Ken Wells

Not a day-to-day account of the 355th missions out of Steeple Morden as this aspect was covered in Bill Marshall's "Angels, Bulldogs and Dragons" but more of a decent reading book as it includes narratives of the missions, the men of the 355th Fighter Group and life in and around Steeple Morden during the most exciting time of their lives.  See next entry for availability

Airfield History

Wimpys to Mustangs

A Pictorial History of Steeple morden Airfield 1940-45

By Ken Wells

Ken's follow-up to Steeple Morden Strafers but this time dealing with the airfield itself. This volume deals with the first RAF arrivals in 1940 with the Wellingtons of 11 OTU but rapidly moves on to USAAF occupation as Station F-122. Well illustrated with many photos taken during the 355th tenure. Currently available from East Anglia Books. View the US Unit History section of the on-line catalogue at:

Unit History

Patton's Eyes in the Sky

USAAF Combat Reconnaissance Missions North-West Europe 1944-45

By Tom Ivie

This is an account of operations carried out by the 10th Photo Reconnaissance Group. Although a 9th Air Force outfit, the book is recommended here as no unit history enthusiast should be without it. Extremely well written and illustrated with many photos that are new to me. The only minor criticism I have is that the profiles continue the myth that ETO P-51s still had the aerial wires attached - they didn't! Profile artist Tom Tullis is not alone by any means in this misconception - see the Osprey series! Other than that slight blemish, the profiles are well chosen and excellently presented. Well done Tom for producing this book which I am sure that the veterans of the 10th PRG are very proud of. A very well invested £27.95 from your usual outlet.

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Development of the Long Range Escort Fighter

By Paul A Ludwig

An interesting account of the P-51 development viewed from a somewhat different angle. The author presents a fascinating account of the initial resistance during the early years of the Second World War to the concept of the escort fighter in favour of operations by self-defended heavy bomber. This book presents an investigative analysis into the often troubled design and development history of America's premier piston-engined fighter aircraft, a machine that would later become famous as the scourge of the Luftwaffe. Well illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs and well presented colour profiles. Well worth the £35 asking price from all usual outlets.

Unit History

The 356th Fighter Group in World War II

In action over Europe with the P-47 and P-51

By Kent D Miller

For all of those who missed Kent's original effort on the 356th 'Escort' worry no longer. Now revised and greatly extended and produced to the normal high standard expected of Schiffer, this new history on the 356th has nearly 200 pages of narrative and data plus a separate section containing over 450 black & white photos plus 12 colour profiles. Available direct from Schiffer or via all normal outlets.

Reference Book

Runways To Victory

Belgian Airfields & Allied Tactical Fighter Operations, 1944-45

By Peter Celis

"This 370-page hard-cover book has 400 unique photographs, and explains the development of tactical air power and how 35-plus airfields in Belgium were used during the tactical fighter war of late 1944 and early 1945. Operations at seven of these airfields are described in great detail: A-78 Florennes, A-84 Chièvres, A-92 St. Trond, Y-10 Le Culot, Y-29 Asch, B-67 Ursel and B-90 Petit Brogel. These based P-38s, P-47s, P-61s, P-51s, Typhoons and Spitfires."

The book costs 49.95 EURO. Postage and packing costs depend on the customer’s country.
All enquiries and orders should be sent to:

Reference Book

"American Eagles"

By Roger Freeman

Following on the heels of the 3 previously published titles in the excellent "American Eagles" series Number 4, covering the use of the P-51 by the 8th Air Force. This book follows the format of its predecessors by giving a complete rundown of the camouflage and unit markings and their development from arrival in the ETO to the end of hostilities.

Numbers 1 - 3 covering the Spitfire, P-38 and P-47 available in all normal outlets.

Unit History

Yellowjackets! - the 361st Fighter Group in WW II

By Paul B Cora.

The narrative of the group to compliment Steve Gotts' "Little Friends" but still managing to contain over 130 photos in B&W and colour as well as colour profiles in its 152 pages. Obtainable at $39.95 from the normal Schiffer outlets.


Target of Opportunity

By Lt.Col. R.A."Dick" Hewitt.

Experiences of a fighter pilot of the 82nd Fighter Squadron of the 78th Fighter Group during training followed by active service based at Duxford. Privately published by the author and now available from East Anglia Books in the UK or direct from the author.

Price direct is $19.95 plus p&p. Contact Dick for details at:

Unit History

Jonah's Feet Are Dry

By Graham Cross.

Graham Cross's long awaited history of the 353rd Fighter Group is now available. At last, this unjustifiably neglected and underrated outfit has it's story told the way it should be, in a (literally) weighty volume that both they and Graham can be proud of. This is how unit histories should be written!

This is a numbered, limited edition of only 2000 copies. Measuring 305mm x 215mm, the 696 pages include 980 illustrations, operational diary, pilot yearbook and detailed appendices.

Order online at

Unit History

The Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney

By 352nd Fighter Group Association

Reckoned by many, including yours truly, as the finest unit history ever produced by an 8th Fighter Command unit, "The Bluenosed Bastards of Bodney" has now been updated and reprinted. This is a limited reprint of 1200 due to the funding required to finance the project and copies are going fast! Less than 400 remain.

Copies may be obtained via East Anglia Books or direct from Robert "Punchy" Powell of the 352nd Fighter Group Association.

Reference Book

Fighter Units and Pilots of the 8th Air Force - September 1942 - May 1945

Volume 1 Day-to-day Operations & Fighter Group Histories

By Kent D Miller

Two companion volumes will do for Fighter Command what "The Mighty Eighth" did for the 8th Air Force as a whole. Kent is to be congratulated for this Force Majeure..

Reference Book

Fighter Units and Pilots of the 8th Air Force - September 1942 - May 1945

Volume 2 Aerial Victories & Ace Data

By Kent D Miller

Two companion volumes will do for Fighter Command what "The Mighty Eighth" did for the 8th Air Force as a whole. Kent is to be congratulated for this Force Majeure.


Original USAAF Cine Film

By Ray Hallworth

Original USAAF Cine Film Transferred to Video

Also now available on CD ROM viewable via Windows Media Player or via E-mail as an Internet high band version of the movie to anyone willing to accept a 56 MB file zipped to 28 MB. (Should take about 25-30 minutes to download)

"Ramrod to Emden" contains original footage of 56th Fighter Group escorting a mission to Emden on 2 October 1943 and can be >ordered in most formats, including UK-PAL and US-NTSC

For full details contact Ray Hallworth at or visit his web site at